Kashata (East African Dessert)

We’re staying on an African theme for today too.  🙂  This sweet treat is popular during holidays in East Africa.  It is very easy to make and quite delicious.  Make sure that the mixture is still hot enough to mold, otherwise it would harden and you can’t make the balls anymore.  Easy and yummy!   Enjoy!

-2/3 cup sugar
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
Heat the sugar in heavy skillet until it melts.  It will take about 15 minutes until the sugar becomes dark brown and syrupy.
Add the cinnamon and mix well.  Add the coconut and stir, cooking for 2 more minutes or until the mixture becomes light brown.
Remove from heat and let it cool a little.
Form 1 inch balls and place on wax paper to set.  Enjoy!

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